Mapping Billions of Trees in West Africa Using Satellites and AI

Mapping Billions of Trees in West Africa Using Satellites and AI

Published on: Sep 20 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mapping Billions of Trees in West Africa Using Satellites and AI
The possibility that vegetation cover in semi-arid and arid areas was retreating has long been an issue of international concern. In the 1930s it was first theorized that the Sahara was expanding and woody vegetation was...
Authoritarians Attack Human Rights Activist Satellite Technology

Authoritarians Attack Human Rights Activist Satellite Technology

Published on: May 24 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Authoritarians Attack Human Rights Activist Satellite Technology
Access to space technologies during the Ukraine invasion has been a crucial aspect of the conflict, from providing communications which are resilient to attacks on terrestrial infrastructure, to providing near-real-time,...
Comparing Direct-to-Handset Satellite Internet Service Providers

Comparing Direct-to-Handset Satellite Internet Service Providers

Published on: Mar 09 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Comparing Direct-to-Handset Satellite Internet Service Providers
Different approaches are possible to enable Direct-to-Handset (DTH) satellite connectivity. For instance, there’s the approach by T-Mobile and SpaceX and by Apple and Globalstar. AST SpaceMobile is taking yet another...
How Humanitarians Use Satellites in Crisis Response Programs

How Humanitarians Use Satellites in Crisis Response Programs

Published on: Mar 08 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Humanitarians Use Satellites in Crisis Response Programs
Satellite applications developed by an increasingly complex web of supply-side stakeholders can be used across a wide range of use cases throughout the life cycle of an emergency to improve our understanding of hazards,...
8 Considerations for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Internet Access

8 Considerations for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Internet Access

Published on: Feb 15 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Considerations for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Internet Access
There’s a space race happening right now to connect the world to the Internet. Companies such as SpaceX, OneWeb, Amazon, and Telesat, are racing to launch large constellations of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide...
Apply Now: $500,000 for Your Humanitarian Crisis Solutions

Apply Now: $500,000 for Your Humanitarian Crisis Solutions

Published on: Feb 13 2023 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Information and communication technology solutions have the potential to greatly enhance and amplify the impact of efforts to address pressing global challenges in the humanitarian space. ICT4D can greatly improve the speed,...
Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy

Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy

Published on: Oct 19 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy
Geospatial technology is essential for providing evidence to shape development progress and deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance. We can use satellite data and technologies to enrich data landscapes, improve digital...
US Global Food Security Strategy Gets A Digital Development Upgrade!

US Global Food Security Strategy Gets A Digital Development Upgrade!

Published on: Dec 15 2021 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on US Global Food Security Strategy Gets A Digital Development Upgrade!
The new U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), from 2022-2026, has recently launched with some notable changes when it comes to digital development. This is significant because the GFSS guides the United States’...
Apply Now: $17,000 Agriculture Satellite Data Machine Learning Challenge

Apply Now: $17,000 Agriculture Satellite Data Machine Learning Challenge

Published on: Aug 09 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The agricultural sector makes a substantial contribution to GDP and livelihoods across the developing world. However, regular and reliable agricultural data remains difficult and expensive to collect on the ground. As a...